TREK BW 19
SAFARI TO MOREMI GAME RESERVE and SAVUTE
AND ENDING IN KASANE
( 4 Days / 3 Nights )
( Fully Catered)
The safaris will be under the direction of a very well experienced, knowledgeable professional
guide accompanied by a bush chef and camp assistant.
The safari will be a non participation type safari wherein the camp staff look after all the catering
and required camp duties to ensure a safe and clean campsite for the duration of the safari.
The guests can relax and enjoy the game drives in the knowledge that a well kept camp awaits
at the end of each drive.
Safari Vehicle Description
The safari vehicles we use are open sided customised Toyota Landcruisers with individual style game viewing seats, with seat belts, mounted at the rear under a canvas canopy. Pouches are available, on the back of each seat for convenient storage of cameras, binoculars, reference books etc during game drives.
Side steps with safe grip treads are installed to ensure safe and easy access into and out of the safari vehicles.
Canvas side walls and front wall with transparent panels are fitted for the comfort of passengers in rainy, windy or dusty conditions .(The canvas panels are neatly folded and stored in the vehicle away in readiness for deployment when required ). The vehicles are fitted with a fire extinguisher.
Two spare wheels are provided on each vehicle and external jacking points on each safari vehicle ensure speedy and safe wheel changes, with high lift jacks, if required in difficult terrain such as very sandy roads.
Whilst clients enjoy game drives or relaxing in the camp, our bush chef, with his ground crew will take
care of the camp and look after the camp kitchen.
All safari meals are freshly prepared with any special dietary requirements ( which should be mentioned
prior to the safari ) taken
Should guests wish to join in the preparation and cooking of meals over the campfire, they are most
welcome by the bush chef, but only if they wish to do so.
Setting up and breaking camp will be undertaken by the ground crew.
All required camping equipment such as tables, chairs cooking equipment, lights, WC's, traditional
camp showers etc. will be provided.
Day 1 Commence Safari with Afro Trek Safaris Moremi Game Reserve
The safari departs from the Sedia Riverside Hotel at 0730 hrs , after breakfast, passing through
the village of Shorobe en route, heading for South Gate where we enter the Moremi Game Reserve.
The drive to South Gate normally takes two hours provided the drive has not been delayed by game
spotting on the way.
On arrival at South Gate, whilst the Professional Guide attends to the necessary paperwork required for
entry into the reserve, refreshments will be provided during this short break.
The journey continues through the Moremi Game Reserve, game spotting on the way, until our
designated camp site at Xakanaxa is reached, about a two hour drive from South Gate.
Time to relax and stretch the legs, enjoy a leisurely lunch followed by a relaxation period during which
the professional guide will deliver a short briefing about the reserve and other information regarding the
safari, before commencing at around 1530 hrs an afternoon game drive.
Return to camp for pre - dinner refreshments, take dinner under the Milky Way starlit skies and later
relax for a while around a blazing campfire listening to the calls of the hyenas and lions before
retiring for the night.
Day 2 Moremi Game Reserve and Savute Marsh
After an early morning light breakfast with ample tea and coffee just prior to sunrise, we depart camp
For a morning game drive seeking out the big cats as they follow the herds of buffaloe and other game
which roam this area.
We return to camp late morning for brunch followed by a short relaxation period during which time camp
will be broken ready for the journey north to Savute, located in the south western area of Chobe National Park.
The road is heavy sand winding through mopane forest but the destination is well worth the drive. Savute
is home to many prides of lion and other predators such as wild dogs and leopard.
On arrival, the ground crew will erect camp, lunch is then taken and we then head off on an afternoon game
drive immersing ourselves in this awe inspiring wilderness.
We return to camp on sunset, enjoy a refreshing sundowner followed by a hearty dinner again, under the
expansive displays of the Milky Way stars, our professional guide helping to identify various planets,
constellations and other celestial objects, before zipping into our comfortable, cosy tents for the night, listening
to the night sounds of Africa’s bush – truly, a feast for the senses, before drifting off to sleep.
Day 3 Savute Marsh and drive to Kasane
The early morning to be spent exploring this unique environment and magnificient Savute Marsh area.
The Savute Marsh is situated at the junction of the Savute Channel and the Mababe Depression which
was once a great lake and now remains dry for most of the year.
When the local rains break, then the game arrives in their thousands taking advantage of the new
rich grasses.This massive influx of game also attracts predators in the form of lions, leopards, cheetah,
wild dog and hyenas.
Savute is world famous for the carnivores, especially the lion prides that are present here
After brunch, we commence our journey from Savute heading through Kachikau, Kavimba and Mabele
before arriving at Ngoma where we will pass through the gate into Chobe National Park where we proceed
on to Kasane where we camp for the night.
The morning to be spent passing through Chobe National Park which must be one of the
most productive wildlife systems in the world with its many thousands of elephants and buffalo,
associated lion, hyena, leopard and other predators.
The Chobe National Park is one of the few places where great herds of animals can really roam,
knowing there is always a source of water in the Chobe River which presents a vista of a wildly
beautiful river, with many herds of elephant meandering down onto the floodplains, walking gently
past hippo's and herds of sable antelope, scattering the puku and disturbing the water birds whilst
rumbling on to their favourite drinking spot.
On arrival at Kasane, camp is pitched and we take lunch before heading off back into Chobe National
Park for a game drive after which we return to our riverside camp for a final dinner and breakfast
followed by a further game drive and tour of the village of Kasane.
The game viewing routes chosen on the day by the Professional Guide may differ from the above.
When a high flood is experienced, as is happening this year, certain roads may be closed or impassable,
but our guides will endeavour to pass through the most interesting areas offering the best game viewing
and scenic views available on the day.